Eleven years ago, I was visiting a client who wanted to introduce me to a supplier she highly recommended.
“Steph, you need to meet these guys,” she said. “They are incredible and have done great work for my team.”
She leaned behind her desk and grabbed a two-inch thick binder filled with business cards from supplier contacts she had accumulated over her extensive career. She couldn’t remember the name of the company but she knew she would recognize the card. She spent 10 minutes filing through her contacts. Luckily, she found the card and gave it to me, but she asked for it back after I wrote down their information. She didn’t want to lose their contact information…
I left that meeting thinking about the wealth of supplier intelligence locked in that binder which provided no benefit to the organization and suppliers. It is in that moment that I realized the significance of the opportunity of centralizing and aggregating supplier intelligence for all stakeholders.
I was inspired to found Tealbook, bringing together seasoned software developers, machine learning engineers and procurement experts all deeply committed to a common vision: creating the world’s most robust network of buyers and suppliers.
Tealbook is a fast-growing and exciting enterprise software company headquartered in Toronto’s downtown tech hub. We connect buyers and suppliers for faster, better and more trusted business. Tealbook’s innovations in buyer/supplier relations have earned recognition, including being named to the CIX Top 20 and a spot on the prestigious 2018 Gartner Cool Vendor list. We are data-driven brainstormers with serious entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to revolutionizing how companies work together. This dedication has enabled us to consistently WOW clients and create dynamic B2B communities for Fortune 1000 brands and innovators.